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Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 10 inches and the total length of your growing baby is around 15.75 inches. Your baby weighs about 2.4 pounds at this point. Your uterus is a little more than 3 inches above your bellybutton. Your weight gain at this time should be between 17 and 24 pounds.

Blood vessel in the umbilical cord. For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby's lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mother's blood, through the placenta, and into the umbilical cord to the baby. If the mother ingests any toxic substances, such as drugs or alcohol, the baby receives these as well!

You will probably begin visiting your caregiver once every two weeks. Week 28 is an important week for testing. You will probably be having your glucose tolerance test, an iron level test and if you are Rh negative, you should have an antibody test. The antibody test will determine if you and your baby will have any reactions to each other's blood differences. The glucose test will check for gestational diabetes.

Your baby's brain continues to develop and is now forming the folds and grooves of a fully developed brain. The amount of tissues within the brain also continues to increase in large amounts. The hair that covers your baby's scalp is also getting longer. Your baby is now large enough for presentation to be determined and your doctor might be able to find out if your baby is at risk for being breech. If your baby is breech, don't panic. There is still time for the baby to rotate.

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Blondeabby - 3 days ago
Happy 3rd Tri!! Feeling huge! And everyone is telling me too:( We found a house! Sold one of our homes. Offers are taken on the other on Tuesday. Fingerscrossed it will sell it ASAP. Need to start packing next week:) I stayed up till 2am steam cleaning the lower level carpet for the open house today. Came home and had a few dots of red blood on my panties?? Never had happened before:( Need to take it easier:)

glowingwith2 - 7 days ago
28 weeks!! I can tell my 3rd trimester fatigue is already setting in. I'm also not sleeping as well as I was. I've been getting a twitching in my foot the last 5 nights. I was reading it is likely RLS. Its been keeping me awake because my foot wont stop twitching. From what I read it says stretching will help. I tried last night and it seemed to keep the twitching down to a minimum. I've lowered my caffeine intake today to see if that helps too. Now I am just super tired! Ughhhh.... Hi 3rd trimester!!!

iiloveyouu002 - 9 days ago
Failed Both glucose screening test :( sucks.. Baby is still in breech position, but Placenta has moved and placenta previa is resolved.. Heading into 29 weeks tomorrow WHOOP WHOOP :)

mammaramirez - 14 days ago
Nothing entirely new to update on... Pregnancy is trucking along nicely... baby's movements have definitely gotten a lot stronger... somewhat uncomfortable feeling at times :) I get a follow up ultrasound at 32 & 1/2 weeks :)

mammaramirez - 15 days ago
28 weeks (7 months!!) 12 more weeks to go! My little bambino has been head down since 18 weeks (my last ultrasound) so far as I know... I'll find out August 9th if he's still that way (which I hope he is!!!)

monica28 - 16 days ago
MOMIIB:how did you know he was head down for 10 weeks already? I was trying to figure out at what point in the pregnancy does the baby go into a head down position.

msjenn727 - 18 days ago
Hello 28 weeks! We're getting closer ladies!!

MOMIIB - 21 days ago
Thanks leanbean! Glad to hear that your appt went well :-). Last day in week28, off to 29wks tomorrow. Appt friday with hematologist to adress my low iron, hopefully we can come up with a game plan asap.

leanbean - 22 days ago
Had my apt. yesterday and Letti's measuring right on with a h/b of 134. She has been SO active lately! My belly looks crazy! I also had my glucose test yesterday and luckily I didn't get as sick as I normally do so that was nice. MOMII~ Sounds like things are pretty stressful. I hope it all works out perfectly and smoothly for you!

MOMIIB - 23 days ago
Thanks for asking loriandrichi! The scan went ok :-) what should have been a 15min scan took 1hr bc he wouldn't cooperate! We finally got some decent pics but that was after they lifted and jiggled and messed with my belly! Soo much that they caused him to flip to breech :-( he had been head down for 10+wks already too :-/ but last bight I had alot of pain and his movements are more his norm....he just his usual active self while he was breech. Next Wednesday I have another appt and I will see if he can tell if he is back head down, though I am pretty sure he is right now. I did have an ob appt in Friday which went well :-) I am still measuring ahead, But he thinks thats just MY norm since I have been for a while now and I did the same with my first son. I am very anxious to meet him but I know he still needs to bake! We are also in the middle of selling/looking for a house. Our home had an offer but its a contingency meaning she has up until the 21st to back out but if all goes well then we will give the keys 8days later on the 28th. It rushes us to pack and move out but we are selling alot. We will then be pressed to get a house. We plan to look this weekend but we really cant put an offer til we find out for sure yes/no on the 21st. Ugh, just pray for us or send good vibes....anything, there is just sooooo much on our plate. So much unknown and much left to do! How is your pregnancy going? Everyone is pretty quiet, hope you all are well and just busy getting ready for baby! :-)

loriandrichie - 24 days ago
Mom-how was the scan?

MOMIIB - 27 days ago
28 weeks today, yay! Getting closer and closer :-) 3d/4d scan set for this Saturday! :-)

mommy97101114 - 43 days ago
Ok, so I will be 28 weeks tomorrow! Yay!! Just curious as to what you guys think of the name Keller (Helen Keller's last name...she is one of my most favorite people in history!) But I have also come up with these other names using Keller...they are Kelson, Keldon, Kelton, or Kellian (prounouced Kellen)...just curious as to what you ladies think...I have been trying to come up with a boy name for months. I love the idea of calling him Kell for's different and I haven't really ever heard any boys with these names. I want something unique. The middle names I am tossing up in the air to go with one of these names are Mason, Chase, Levi, Logan, and Tayden. - 47 days ago
so....i was 28 weeks on monday. on tuesday i had my monthly appt and my ob thought my bp was too high so he sent me to the hospital to get monitored for 30 minutes. so i texted my hubby what was going on. after the nurses monitored me for a little while my ob came in and said that my bp was too high and he was admitting me. to go home, make arrangements for my kids and asked how soon i could be back :( so i left and called hubby who got upset cuz he didnt want me admitted either :( anyway, made arrangements with my inlaws for 24 hours. hubby came back to the hospital with me where we got to go for an u/s (this was his first time going to an u/s with me this pregnancy.) and baby wouldnt a great view of back and side, but no face shot stubborn thing lol. anyway, after being there a couple hours hubby had to leave as it was his mom's bday and he had to go take care of the kids. i was put on meds to lower bp. the next morning they decided to lower my dosage and early that afternoon i was told that because they had changed dosages i had to be watched for another 24 hours :( i was pissed....but i know they have mine and baby's best interest in mind. thankfully the next day i did finally get to go home. got an rx for the same drug to continue for the next 10 weeks at least. and i have to go back to maternity on monday morning to get a bp check and hope that it's not too high again...i WILL cry if they admit me again....i hate being away from my family and feeling i just want the next 10 weeks to fly much as i love my summer lol. i can take care of my kids much better once they're born lol....i hope everyone else is doing ok!

Baby ali - 49 days ago
who ever sees me tells me am about to drop, it's sooo annoying coz I have a long way to go :0( soooo feel like am ready to have this baby now, am thinking it's head down coz belly has dropped so much still getting uncomfortable bh and buttox pain lol, is it true that boys tend to be born b4 due date?? few ppl have told me, my mother Inlaw!!!!!! she has 7 sons and told me boys r born b4due date, well I hope she's right for once!

sarah6485 - 49 days ago
My cramps stopped now must been growing

Baby ali - 49 days ago
feel like am about to give birth now :0/

monika01 - 50 days ago
no braX for me but i am on progesterone.. so that should eliminate those. and otherwise she is super low also. my gd is good bp is good baby bp is 148 so thats all good…. overall everything is kinda boring.. otherwise my ;life is up all around me and my spouse are now separated and my tot has some little emotional changes every time he comes around all normal stuff just hard at times with a 3yr old.. i am sure with time things will become more normal and all will be ok. so far just lots of hugs and love

sarah6485 - 50 days ago
Im getting crampy past couple days and more noticeable Braxton hicks im keeping eye on it as i have only ever cramped early labour hopefully it's just growing pains stretching

oopixiesticks - 51 days ago
Hopefully that's all it is I barely get a chance to sit down and relax my kids just want to be playing outside in the yard all day now that the weather finally got nice. My little one has become even more terrible in the stores she won't hold our hand or sit in a shopping cart or stroller she just wants to run everywhere throws herself to the floor and when we pick her up she's like a flopping fish in our arms it's impossible to get any groceries with her! I have my glucose test next week i believe but they said I didn't have to fast? Not sure why for some they make u fast and others not?? Last pregnancy I had to fast and it was at the same doctor so I'm confused. Hope your results come back fine! Have you picked out a name yet? I'm still so undecided although I have one in mind

Baby ali - 51 days ago
having more and more tightening uncomfortable braxton hicks :0(

Baby ali - 51 days ago
got midwife appointment next week will find out the results then

Baby ali - 51 days ago
had my glucose test today went okay was feeling weak and tired tho as I had to stop eating from midnight, was starving! drank lucozade original was disgusting thought I was going to vomit everywhere :0(

Baby ali - 53 days ago
oopixiesticks- am carrying baby very low aswell maybe because it's a boy, with my girls it was different. and the baby moves a lot and can feel pressure very low, dnt have no pains apart from back pains and buttox pain, I guess it's normal as the end is getting closer :0)

oopixiesticks - 53 days ago
Hi ladies I haven't been on in a few weeks 27weeks now but have been feeling a lot of movement and pressure really low feels like the baby is going to just fall out but I don't have any pain? Is it normal to feel this?

Baby ali - 53 days ago
28 weeks pregnant today yeppyyyy :0) can't wait till the baby is born, not bought anything for the baby yet, sister Inlaw is buying Moses basket for the baby as she wants to buy the baby a gift and chose to give Moses basket :0)

kadyrae1107 - 54 days ago
Thanks Jackie! I'm still VERY sore. I did work tonight but i took it easy. I didn't lift any trays or really run much food. My boss completely understands what's going on so he's been very sweet and understanding with me not doing much side work. He even gave me a good and close section of tables near the kitchen so I wouldn't have to walk far. I got off work pretty early so I decided to take Kennadie to the fair for a little bit. Yeah wrong idea I should of went home. Now k can barely walk and I'm definitely walking VERYYYY slow and VERYYY wobbly lol. My belly hurts so bad. Like it feels like something is torn!!

jackie87 - 54 days ago
Hope everything is okay, Kady! I know with my second pregnancy, I had terrible pressure in the pelvis. I was sure I'd go into labor early, but I was a very uncomfortable 2 days over. It could be a UTI that you've got, so it's good your doc got you in. Feel better and take it easy as much as you can! Tlc, that's cute! Great you got so many good pictures, and I think a fetal penis can pass as appropriate--just shows your friends/family he is definitely a BOY! Hehe. Off to 29 weeks today. ;)

kadyrae1107 - 55 days ago
Soo because of the pain I was having last night and all day I called my doctor and he told me to come in. I seriously have to like wobble when I walk lol. Its all my lower abdomen area. It feels like i tore something inside like my muscles or something. It hurts REALLY bad when I walk! So I got there peed in the cup like usually and he wanted to examine me. My uterus is measuring right on track and heartbeat was perfect! I also had my two year old daughter with me and when it was time for him to check me she looked so confused and scared :( she said mama what's he doing? It was a really awkward moment!! Lol. Good news, I'm not dilated at all. He swabbed me to check for preterm labor and also sent out a urine culture. I have to call around noon tomorrow for the results. Since I got home I did nothing but rest. I'm starting to get lower back pains now. Little man is moving like crazy though!! Two good things did come out of today. One, my closest cousin asked me to be in her wedding in December (my aunt has cancer so they planned for an earlier wedding than later) and two I got my double stroller car seat and two bases today for my two year old and new baby!! So that's one thing crossed off my list!! Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow, Saturday and sunday. I'm.a waitress so there's lots of running around and carrying stuff :(

tlc - 55 days ago
Had the 4D ultrasound and got some decent pics. Baby is exactly in the position I suspected. Head down, limbs pointing to my left and spine facing my right. Saw all 10 fingers and 5 toes on one of the feet. First he had his legs below his waist and later they were up near his head. I am surprised he had enough room in there still to do that. Also got a full-on shot of all his boy parts. I posted all of them on FB - hubby thought the boy part shot was inappropriate - but I thought it was hilarious!

tlc - 55 days ago
kady - I had to clean and prep for my daughter's bday party last sunday and my hips were breaking. however, when things slowed down this week (which means I haven't done the dishes in 4 days!) I don't feel the pain anymore, so hopefully you just need some physical rest.

Baby ali - 55 days ago
feel exhausted and tired all the time my yngest daughter is going through terrible twos, she's 2 next month she's a handful right now :0(

tnt-surprisebaby2 - 55 days ago
Well I guess it's time to take the old belly button ring out. I woke up this morning, and the skin around the barbell is so tight and sensitive. Plus the dang thing snags on all kinds of stuff. Ah, well, I'll put it in after baby is born lol. Doctor's appointment tomorrow morning! Frankly, I'm terrified to see how much weight I've gained lol

kadyrae1107 - 55 days ago
So after cleaning and moving stuff around last night I think I officially over did it. Before going to bed last night I realized my lower belly hurts and is sore when I walk. Like my muscles or something. And when I woke up this morning I was really hoping after sleeping and resting that it would by hurt anymore. But nope..every time I walk it hurts. I have SPD but this is higher than my pubic bone. Its like my lower belly. I have to wobble and walk funny lol. Its only when I walk that when it feels real sore.

Baby ali - 55 days ago
went to view a house and the owner looked at me and sed not long now lol she goes ur carrying low I was like NO not due till 3 months yet! she was surprised lol ppl!!!!!

kadyrae1107 - 56 days ago
I'm also having tonsss of braxton hicks!! And some get real uncomfortable. I don't even remember having these when pregnant with my daughter! Tonight me and hubby spring cleaned the living room. Moved every piece of furniture, dusted and wiped walls/baseboards down. I think I did wayyy too much because my lower abdomen tight above my pubic area is hurting!! And so sore when I walk. He kept telling me rest and take it easy but I knew if i sat down or took a break I wouldn't finish lol. My pelvic area and bone is already constantly hurting and sore because of the SPD but now ughhhh its killing me. I have my heating pad/passager laying on it and in between my thighs lol

Baby ali - 56 days ago
am measuring 1 week ahead too but I think it really doesnt matter some ppl have more fluids than others, am having a lot of BH tho uncomfortable At times hope baby comes b4 due date :0)

jackie87 - 56 days ago
Also, my patience is very, very limited, especially while driving. We have an SUV, so I feel safe, but the other day some jack@$$ in a huge truck cut us off by turning left into our lane and then when hubby beeped at him (because we almost hit him--didn't think he was going to go), he SLAMMED on his brakes., gave us the finger--the whole bit. This was during heavy traffic with our kids in the car. I'm not sure about drivers where you all live, but in my city we have so many huge trucks that are 4X4, and they literally drive like they own the road or could 'crush' any vehicle that is smaller. It is so frustrating. Needless to say, I was SO angry and there was nothing we could do about the situation, but my blood pressure was up for quite a while after that. I also get very cranky when telemarketers call or people come to my door.

jackie87 - 56 days ago
I've got the brain s**ts all the time, but aside from a couple days last week of going like a goose, I've been fine. With my girls I got super constipated--like screaming in the bathroom constipated--and have luckily not have to deal with that yet (fingers crossed!!!). Stublit, about the vertigo or whatever it is, I'd say 5-10 minutes after eating or drinking in the morning.

funtimemum80 - 56 days ago
Ashley, I call it the 3rd trimester s*#ts lol I get it in every pregnancy and this one is no exception! I think it's baby's weight pressing against the bowels but could be hormones?? The nearer we get to D day our brains release a 'let go' hormone making everything loose down there

ashley3 - 56 days ago
Is anyone else experiencing diarrhea? I've had it for the last couple of days, like going 2-3 times a day. Haven't eaten anything unusual to upset my stomach either. That doesn't mean Anything does it???

funtimemum80 - 56 days ago
And lil.... Congrats on your little lady : ) And I measured 6 weeks ahead in my last pregnancy, he was a normal healthy size at birth....thank goodness!!

funtimemum80 - 56 days ago
Lil, at least I'm not the only one, I hear u on them shoddy drivers out there!!! Stublitt, I take iron every day, my levels drop stupidly during pregnancy and it seems nothing can resolve that, something them drs love to pick at me for, not enough greens and pills out there for my levels to increase, I think healthy levels are a 12?? Mine is around 7-8

stublit - 56 days ago
I assumed my shortness of breath was a normal pregnancy related problem especially since I'm carrying high... Nope! I was severe anemic!! Usually when my iron drops I have other symptoms. This time I felt fine I just couldn't breathe.

lil.pigz - 56 days ago
tlc - Im not sure how much the bump measurement accurately applies,lol. With my one daughter, I was measuring almost 3 weeks ahead! She came out a tiny 6.12 pounds. I am measuring 29 weeeks and am actually 28 weeks as of yesterday with this baby, and s/he is atually small herself. Might depend on babies position at the time they measure the bump too? Mine is breech and I can definitly tell she is wedged in there weird because it is super hard to get out of my car or off the couch from a sitting position:) Literally like I have a baby in my lap Im trying to fold in half!...jackie87- I hear ya opn the scan. I can't get myself to pay $150, cheapest I found so far here, just to tell me gender either! Not THAT serious, but like you said, it woul help narrow down a name and stop referring to him/her as 'the baby.'...funtimemum80 - haha I have been super short fused with everyone lately too! Seems every little thing pisses me off. My 21 and 16 yr old are my main targets:) They seem to whine and complain more than my 4 year old!!! I was screaming at some lady in the store parking lot yesterday because she decided to stop her big a** truck behind my car so I couldnt get out of my parking spot and start chatting it up with some other lady walking by totally ignoring me and the reverse lights,lol.

funtimemum80 - 56 days ago
I have suddenly become so temperamental with others, it's almost like I don't want to interact at all. I feel like I want to stay at home and not go out, it's not the 1st time I have felt like this in pregnancy but definitely the earliest I have felt it, hopefully it will pass soon as we go away next weekend and need my social wings for our time on hols

funtimemum80 - 56 days ago
Guys I think you may be over breathing to compensate for the extra blood that's in our systems, if I were science minded and have all the correct words it would make more sense. We can over breath without realising then we realise, and over breath some more, all symptoms are what you all are saying, we need oxygen in our blood- and we got a little extra right now- and its second nature to breath so doing something as little as eating or driving can trigger this, big long slow draws through ur mouth when you feel dizzy Ect it's time to practice our breathing haha

kadyrae1107 - 57 days ago
Oh and for the shortness if breath I've been gettingthat also! I was driving to work today sndand got really light headed. I pulled over into a gas station because I was nervous. After five minutes or so it passed. My doctor wants to see me every two weeks now too! I'm actually 29 weeks today (Tuesday) since they switched my due date because he's measuring big.

kadyrae1107 - 57 days ago
My son is still breech too :( hoping he'll turn soon though!! This last week has been rough!! My SPD is acting up pretty bad and I'm not sure if it's his head or what that is in my ribs! I can't bend over st all and it even hurts to sit up. It hurts to breath too!II've been reading online that a lot of breach babies get up into the ribs and cause extreme pain. I really hope he turns!!

stublit - 57 days ago
I have a friend in Ireland who recently gave birth and she used gas and air for pain management. I have to admit, I'm kind of jealous. I wish we had that option in the states.

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